The Mobility Database is hosted and supported by MobilityData, a non-profit organization that improves and extends mobility data formats, including GTFS, GTFS Realtime and GBFS. MobilityData is currently working on the Mobility Database because of the need for a sustainable, community-supported hub for international mobility datasets.

After consulting the mobility community on their data sharing needs, we're developing the mobility catalogs repository to start addressing the most critical needs of stakeholders relying on TransitFeeds, and ensure the community has a place to collaborate on improving the data.

In the long term, we'll scale the catalogs to include these three products:

The Mobility Database

A catalog of all mobility datasets where users can easily find the sources and metadata they need.

The Mobility Archives

A centralized storage bank of stable datasets, current and historical, referenced on the Mobility Database.

The User Interface

A user interface where users can troubleshoot errors and create issues to discuss data improvements.

The History

Discoverability is at the heart of mobility: travelers need to know the mobility options available and understand their intricacies to plan their journey; app creators need simplified access to data to relay to app users. Discoverability is the cement of the community that MobilityData is building around open data formats (such as GTFS and GBFS) and their datasets.

A need to improve discoverability gave rise to the TransitFeeds.com project, which made it easier to find and query accurate and up-to-date GTFS, GTFS Realtime, GBFS, and datasets. This project was housed by MobilityData following a transition from ActionFigure (formerly TransitScreen).

MobilityData created a long-term roadmap for the project, taking into account the repeated historic challenges the GTFS repositories have encountered and the need to expand to accommodate additional modes of transport and data formats.

About MobilityData

MobilityData began in 2015 as a Rocky Mountain Institute project and became a Canadian non-profit in 2019 with the mission to improve traveler information. Building on the strength of nearly 20 employees, MobilityData brings together and supports mobility stakeholders such as transport agencies, software vendors, mobility apps, and cities to standardize and expand data formats for public transport (GTFS) and shared mobility (GBFS).